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Old 05-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Newb needing help have tire ???

we are new to the Jeep thing so we are putting a 2" lift on this Jeep later in the yr but right this min. I need tires like yesterday. We want to go ahead and put a bigger tire on it without having to change much. Several people mention a 31" then I have people telling just get a 285x65x15, this Jeep is our pleasure vehicle but we like taking it off road some so I need a good highway tire but also one that I can go off roading with as well. Also someone told me something about spacers which I have no idea what that means to put them on.. Please help....

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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You would be very happy with some BFG All Terrains. 31x10.50 15. I put them on my stock wheels. I did have to remove the flares for now, my springs are pretty sad. Also you will have to add washers to your steering stops, so the tires won't rub on the leaf springs. I just picked up my 2.5" suspension lift, will keep my busy for a few weekends

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thats exactly what i run. Not as noisy as you would think, but also has some teeth for the mud.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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I love my BFG All Terrains, the only problem is they're kinda expensive.. My dad is running Goodyear Durratrac's and we love them! They're really quiet and they look really mean. They're an all terrain tire so they'll be good on the highway. I'm not 100% positive they come in a size you need but it's worth a look. We got his 33X12.50 tires out the door for $800
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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33" bfg all terrains, ill get a better pic tomorrow if no one else does by then

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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I have 30X9.5X15" BFG AT and they cost $157 each. And they are awesome
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone

Thank you for all your input. Before anyone got back to me I had went ahead and got Firestone, Destinations M/T.. They hum a little but they are really nice. It was my mothers day present .The tires don't rub unless you have it cranked tight one way or the other, hoping a lift and shackles will help.. We are now looking this fall to put a 2.5" suspension in. Thanks again for everyone's input...
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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Don't go too high on the suspension, you might run into issues with your rear driveshaft giving you vibration issues. Do some reading on the issue, search out "SYE" and the likes.

FWIW if you want your tires to not rub at full flex you can always go with flat fenders. You can make your own from sheet metal and some good tubing, or you can get premade kits that are ready to bolt on. Also, remove your track bars. Useless junk on our Jeeps.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #10
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Thank you for all your input. Before anyone got back to me I had went ahead and got Firestone, Destinations M/T.. They hum a little but they are really nice. It was my mothers day present .The tires don't rub unless you have it cranked tight one way or the other, hoping a lift and shackles will help.. We are now looking this fall to put a 2.5" suspension in. Thanks again for everyone's input...
Love the look of those tires...I personally dont think you have anything to worry about at 2.5 inches, ive had three Jeeps with 4" lifts and no problems but there are many that have had issues...seems like when I really start researching I end up feeling like everything I own is crap and needs upgrading

(chokes) if ones desire was only to clear tires a body lift would accomplish this with no change to steering geometry (the most common issue with lifts) and is a far cheaper solution... although most frown upon them it seems and I have personally never run a body lift myself

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